The environmental cost of our electronics consumption is a global problem, requiring a global response. For Earth Day, we shout about the global issue of climate change and electronic waste while we recognise the power of repair to respond to these challenges.
Just shy of 50 million tonnes of e-waste will be produced globally in this year. Earth Day 2018 takes place on 22nd April, it is a global moment of civic and political action to protect our shared home. The Restart Project is calling for action on e-waste this Earth Day!
This guest post is written by Jeannie Crowley, who we met at Mozfest. She is the Director of Technology at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, New York. She took the initiative of running the first school Restart Party, to fix decommissioned Chromebooks.